Patient-Centered Strategies for Effective Weight Management

  • Kathryn M. KolasaEmail author
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)


Although the treatment of both adult and pediatric obesity in primary care is in its infancy, there is a growing base of evidence that patient-centered strategies, used by clinicians alone or in combination with other health-care professionals or community programs, can be effective. This paper presents, using the 5 As framework (Ask, Advise, Agree/Assess, Assist, and Arrange), behavioral strategies that assist patients making lifestyle changes for weight management.


Patient-centered strategies 5 As framework Weight management in primary care Patient-centered medical home Goal setting Alternatives to clinic-based weight management Motivational interviewing Behavioral approaches Technology 



We would like to acknowledge Katherine Rickett M.S.L.S., M.S.Ed., for efforts in identifying appropriate literature and in preparation of this manuscript. Katherine is Research Assistant Professor and Liaison Librarian to the Brody School of Medicine, Laupus Library, East Carolina University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family Medicine and PediatricsBrody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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